LaVena, 87, died on August 9, 2016 in the presence of her family at home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, August 18th at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with a viewing prior to mass at 9 a.m. at Tonini Funeral Home. Her entombment will follow at Resthaven Cemetery.
LaVena LoeDema Marchellino was born on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1928 to Joseph and Gracie (Weeks) Marchellino in Grinnell, Iowa. She married the love of her life Frank Greco in 1957. They lived their lives for Christ, respected each other, encouraged their family and blessed everyone who knew them.
LaVena was a faithful member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and the Catholic Women’s League. She was also a charter member of the Echo Valley Country Club for 45 years. She supported many children’s charities and organizations.
She will be missed by her sister, Iana (Giancarlo) Turco and family in Palermo, Sicily; nieces, Keri Holmes Rojas of Webster City, IA, Michelle Prieskorn of Carlisle, IA and Marjan Marchellino of Hampton, IA; great nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Greco; parents; step-father, Hubert Rogers; and siblings, James, Francis and Grastina Marchellino.
A special thank you to Wesley Life Home Hospice, for the compassionate care given to our Aunt LaVena. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony’s and/or online condolences may be expressed at www.iowafuneralplanning.com.